Visiting London Road Fire Station January 2017
Society day trippers enjoying traditional Manchester weather on the bonus trip to Manchester, but what have they just spotted ? (visit report)
Monday 16th January 2017 'Gorton Monastery', Clare Mount
Please note that there is an error in the January/February edition of the ‘Inside Marple’ publication. In this, the date for the next meeting is given as January 23rd, this is WRONG. The meeting is on January 16th.
Coming up: Free Archaeology training with Revealing Oldknow's Legacy
Always wanted to have a go at archaeology but not sure where to start? Join us to learn practical archaeology skills, how to record finds, conservation, and how to best conduct background research. At the end of the course you can put your skills to the test by joining our community dig in Marple.
You can come to all sessions or you can choose sessions which interest you most. All sessions are led by staff from the Centre of Applied Archaeology at the University of Salford. In addition, all sessions can be counted toward the BAJR Skills Passport in Archaeology – a pathway which prepares you for a career in archaeology. Whether you’re an absolute beginner, or have some experience and want to add to your skillset, this is a great opportunity to learn from experts and practice your skills. Best of all – every session is FREE.
You can book a place on any session via our Eventbrite page:
Saturday 21st January 10am to 4-pm: Canal & River Trust Open Day, Marple Top Lock 16,The open days offer a rare and exciting 'behind the scenes' look at the work required to maintain your 200 year old canal. Come find out about the history and stories that made Marple, including the exciting launch of previously unseen archived items, courtesy of the Revealing Oldknow's Legacy project. What's on offer: • Speak to our experts as you enter the drained lock chamber. • Promenade performance with guests from the past. • Family friendly craft activity. Flyer here
About the Society
The Society was formed in 1961, following almost a decade of interest in local history matters. Originally The Marple Antiquarian Society, it became The Marple Local History Society in 1990. As a society, we research the history of Marple, endeavouring to unfold it's story, along with that of the surrounding area, including Marple Bridge, Mellor, Compstall, Strines, Hawk Green and High Lane. Monthly meetings are held between September and April, several field trips are made each year. The society publishes a range of publications, has an active archive session on Thursday mornings, and organises occasional exhibitions. More details here. The Society is a Registered Charity, 500099.